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Magpie Monday: Window Shopping Part 1

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Due to a combination of dodgy finances, lack of house space and impending Xmas doom, I am avoiding the charity shops and car boot sales at the moment except for essentials, like clothing for small one.

It’s left me a bit short of inspiration for Magpie Monday this week, so I thought I’d write a joint post across my 3 websites and go window shopping online. The online charity shops not as cheap as shopping in person, but you can still get a bargain.

MilkChic – Stylish Clothes for Breastfeeding Mums:
I did a post on wrap dresses earlier in the week so here are my pick of the options at Oxfam’s online shop…Some great jewel colours, and a fabulous metallic polka dot print too!
Cancer Research Online are slightly cheaper, and seem to have quite a lot of brand new Red or Dead items at the moment, so well worth a look. I thought these two dresses with button down fronts would work well for breastfeeding.
Debbie Shuchat
Checked Dress
NEW!
Size 10
£12.38
Red or Dead
“Wildcard” dress
NEW!
Various Sizes
£12.75

They also had some nice cropped cardis, which are perfect as a quick breastfeeding cover-up at this time of year. Wear a top that pulls down underneath and lift up the cardi to breastfeed in comfort and warmth. The fake fur version is right on trend!

 


Red or Dead
Victoriana
Cardigan, NEW!
Green or Black
Various Sizes
£11.25
Red or Dead
demi hoodie
Pink or Brown
NEW!
Various Sizes
£9.75
Red or Dead
Lola Fake
Fur Jacket
NEW!
Various Sizes
£22.50

 

To see the rest of my imaginary haul, visit Pretty But Not Pink – Non-pink clothes for girls aged 0-14 and Armed and Glamorous – Dresses and Tops with Sleeves. Or pop over to Magpie Monday and see what everyone else has been buying!
You can always see my latest breastfeeding friendly vintage and sale finds at Last Chance to Buy on MilkChic.
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Magpie Monday: Hidden Treasure

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There are lots of reasons that I shop in charity shops and much as I love them, necessity has always been a big part of it. I can’t always afford to buy clothes on the high street for myself or the small one and I find that often I can get much more for my money second-hand, with better quality clothing at budget prices.

My new favourite is a “proper charity shop”, where there are no colour co-ordinated and styled window displays, the staff are largely over 70, and the prices are rarely over £5. They raise fund for cancer treatment at a local hospital and the shop is a veritable treasure trove.

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This week I bought something that reminded me of all the other reasons I love charity shopping.

I picked up a pair of bargainous Gap children’s jeans. They are really cute – lined with comfy pink fleece perfect for Winter, beautifully styled with cute pockets, look like new and they were only 50p.

Already feeling pretty good about my day (I may have bought a few extra bits and pieces at the same time…), I checked the pockets before I put them in the wash. And found this:

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It is a little shaped wooden puzzle piece of a shirt and tie. Cute, but no big deal… Except that we recognised it instantly. We already have the rest of the set, something my mum picked up in another charity shop about 6 months ago!

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It’s wonderful coincidences and hidden treasure like this that means that random finds at charity shops and car boot sales will always have the edge on normal shopping for me.

Do pop over to Me and my shadow to see the other Magpie Monday posts

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